Work Begins On 2016 City Of Lakes LoppetThose enchanting ice luminaries are now being created for February's City of Lakes Loppet Festival in Minneapolis. Volunteers and Luminary Loppet Team members began work on freezing and "hatching" the luminaries Friday, as well as making snow for the festival's many sculptures.
Volunteers Create Ice ‘Luminaries’ For Isles Night LoppetAt least 50 volunteers spent Saturday outside, adding ice to an already frozen lake. They were "hatching" ice luminaries on Lake of the Isles, which will be safely stored until the City of Lakes Luminary Loppet on Feb. 1. In the video above, WCCO photojournalist Joe Mears shows us the cold, wet process.